There will be a visitation on Sunday August 28, 2016 from 2 to 3:45 PM at Beck Memorial Home in Bloomington, followed by a Masonic rites service at 3:45 PM. There will be a funeral service on Sunday at 4 PM. Reverend Debbie Reese and Pastor Terry Strom will officiate. There will be a private Entombment on Monday at Park Hill Mausoleum.
Gary was born January 16, 1944 in Bloomington to Lyndell F. and Erma Dell Burke Anderson. He married Holly Harris on September 7, 1963 in Bloomington. She survives. He is also survived by his son Erik K. (Audra) Anderson of Normal, three grandchildren, Evan, Elizabeth, and Patrick Anderson, one sister Connie (Jeff) Anderson Norman Miller of Streator, one sister-in-law Sharon Anderson of Cooksville, a niece, and several nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson Sean T. Anderson, and his brother Lyndell B. Anderson.
Gary graduated in 1962 from University High School in Normal and later attended Illinois State University. He was employed by both Pantagraph Printing and Duplex Products in Bloomington. In 1999 he started his own company, Infinity Print Group, which he owned and operated for thirteen years with his wife Holly and son Erik.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #43 in Bloomington where he was a 32nd degree mason, and a Scottish Rite Consistory member. He was also a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Normal. Gary enjoyed golfing and woodworking. He took great pride watching his grandkids play baseball, softball, volleyball and hockey. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Memorial contributions may be made to Home Sweet Home Mission, Children’s Home + Aid in Bloomington or a charity of the Donor’s Choice.